Computer Expert On Google Patent Case

workplacesThe patent at issue in the patent infringement trial of Bright Response v. Google and Yahoo is not valid, an expert witness claimed last week.  “My opinion is the ‘947 patent is invalid for obviousness and anticipation,” Dr. L. Karl Branting, a computer scientist hired by the defense to make a judgment about the patent’s validity, said as the trial continued here in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Bright Response LLC, locally based at 207 C. North Washington Ave., is suing the search engine moguls for infringing its ‘947 patent, which covers an invention on automatic message interpretation and routing system.  Dr. Branting reviewed the language of the patent itself, the court’s claim construction and articles and journals related to patents to help form his opinion.  The expert said he based his opinion on three examples of prior art references – the EZ Reader system, the Bradley Allen patent and CBR Express documentation, which was a case base/rule base problem solving system popular in the ‘90s.

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